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DANCE ON YOUR LAND

Year: 1991

Classification: G

Runtime: 28 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Woomera Aboriginal Corporation

Produced By: Woomera Aboriginal Corporation

Language: English dialogue with songs in Lardil and Garawa languages

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In 1988 fifty dancers, singers, storytellers and their families from the Lardil people, from Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and the Borroloola community in the Northern Territory, made an epic 8000km journey across some of the roughest country in Australia.

They linked up with communities from the Carpentaria gulf country and with people of the remote Kimberley region sharing and reinforcing their Aboriginal cultural identity.

DANCE ON YOUR LAND presents a unique glimpse of Aboriginal Australia. The stories of this ancient land are carried in dancing. When these Aboriginal communities meet, they present a true identity through their dances and songs. This is a true cultural meeting and exchange and it is happening here within the borders of Australia.

DANCE ON YOUR LAND is a gift of the stories, dance and songs that belong to the essence that is at the heart of Australia.

WARNING: Over the years, some of the people in this DVD have died so careful discretion must be used when watching it with Aboriginal viewers, particularly from the Kimberley area.

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